Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates

Strengthening crime victim rights and improving victim services

30 Hour Pre-Service Core Advocacy Training

 Pre-Service Core Training 

February 25-28

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Victim Advocate Training Center

WCCVA Office
605 11th Ave. SE

Olympia, WA. 98501


The 30 Hour Pre Service Core Advocacy training is designed to provide new crime victim service center advocates and allied professionals with the foundational knowledge necessary to serve victims of all crimes. This training meets the requirements outline by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy.

Attendees are often those new to advocacy or new to their positions in an advocacy center and have been designed to specifically meet new advocates’ needs although; anyone is welcome to attend a core training.

This training is intended to be taken in its entirety and modules build off of each other.

Topics covered include:

  1. History of the crime victims’ rights movement in the United States
  2. Victims’ Rights Laws in the United States and in Washington
  3. Impact of crime on victims
  4. Navigating the Justice System
  5. Communication with Victims and Survivors
  6. Providing Direct Services
  7. Cultural and Spiritual Competence
  8. Ethics in Victim Services
  9. Developing Resilience
  10. Resources for Victim Advocates

WCCVA Staff Contact

Director of Training

Rose Torgerson


(360) 456-3858

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